Sound Quality Isn't Great

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i'm using camtasia 8, and the audio isn't great. there's lots of variation in the quality. parts of the recording sound good, then the volume jumps a bit, or it will sound fuller. i've used leveling and noise reduction, but it doesn't seem to fix the problem. the mic is new, about $30, and is a clip-on mic.
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Does it sound okay with audio clips recorded by other means? Troubleshoot your signal chain and methodology. (thought I had an audio issue this week but it was from a change in my setup)

If you really want great narration quality and you're going to keep doing this, invest in a medium or large condenser mic ($100 & up) and a mic preamp ART Tube MP $30).

A clip-on (lavalier) mic is going to provide mixed results (and possibly mixed volume). It may contribute to more variations than the CS 8 controls can handle.

I record my audio and edit it outside and bring it in ready to go. Saves grief.
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thanks. i just noticed the sound quality is great initially, but after a minute or two, starts dropping--volume drops, gets tinny sounding. i'll probably invest in a new mic.

thanks again.

terry

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